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Sat, 13 Aug



Ceri Houlbrook- The British Coin-Tree Custom

A folklore talk by Ceri Houlbrook- Money Does Grow on Trees: The British Coin-Tree Custom, exploring the magical ritual significance of coin-trees.

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Ceri Houlbrook- The British Coin-Tree Custom
Ceri Houlbrook- The British Coin-Tree Custom

Time & Location

13 Aug 2022, 16:00

Todmorden, Centre for Folklore Myth and Magic, 65, Halifax Road

About the event

Dr Ceri Houlbrook is Lecturer in Folklore and History at the University of Hertfordshire, where she lectures on the Folklore Studies MA. She is a member of the Folklore Society Council and editor of its newsletter. She is Heritage editor of open-access journal Cogent Arts and Humanities, and is currently co-editing a special issue of Peace Review on Folklore, Conflict & Peace. Her interests include the material culture of popular beliefs and customs, and their adaptations in the present. She has published monographs and journal articles on such subjects as ritual “litter”, coin-trees, and love-locks, and co-edited the volumes The Materiality of Magic and Magical Folk: British and Irish Fairies


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